There is a blog or site I read that focus on Proverbs 31. And we all know that it is about the wife of noble character. Reading and meditating those verses made me check on how I am faring on that said wife. And truth to be told (and it hurts), she was far beyond compare.
Her character as a wife is rare, precious, trustworthy and kind. – I might be trustworthy, I might be rare or precious (at lest for my husband) but I don’t think I am kind at all times.
Her devotion as a homemaker – good steward, diligent, works joyfully, disciplined and a lot more – which I failed but I shall fail forward. I will strive to at least have one of her many good characters as a homemaker.
She’s generous as a neighboor – Verse 20
She’s god fearing, she’s honored, she’s a devoted teacher and mother.
I haven’t seen such a woman in my life. But I know a lot who strive to be like her. And I am sure the Lord will honor the desire of our heart.
In this new and developed world we live in, no one wants to be homemaker anymore, women with successful career leave the homemaking job to the maidservants, nannies and helpers. You can even take a look at many womens dresses now, what do you think is the big difference? I don’t think womens apparel should be very very revealing to the point that you are showing everything in the public. I am very conservative when it comes to dressing maybe it is because I was raised in a conservative home.
Anyways, it is still us who will carry ourselves outside and as long as you do your duty as a Christian women (being light and salt) of this world , I think it doesn’t matter what kind of clothes you wear or what kind of work you do.
Cheers to all the women who are in pursuit of Provers 31!!!!
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.